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Cloud Computing Expo on Ulitzer 9th International Cloud Expo, held on November 7 - 10, 2011, in Santa Clara, CA, attracted more than 120 sponsors and exhibitors with over 7,500 registered delegates and four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy here our photo album of the show...we'll be adding new images all week.   \ ... (more)

Okta Seeks to Accelerate Secure Adoption of Cloud Apps

"Enterprises everywhere are realizing the inherent benefits of running their core IT services in the cloud,” said Todd McKinnon, most recently VP of Engineering at Salesforce.com from 2003 to 2009, and now CEO of the on-demand identity and access management service, Okta. "This shift fundamentally requires them to rethink their IT infrastructure and how their employees access it," McKinnon added. "Okta," he continued, "is the only enterprise class, on-demand service purpose built to help customer secure and manage their entire cloud services network and the people who need access to it, with no professional services required." McKinnon was commenting on the day that he and his team launched a new on-demand service to accelerate the secure adoption of Cloud Apps. Pandora, LiveOps, Enterasys, FusionStorm, and AMAG Pharmaceuticals are the first to roll out Okta identity... (more)

Cloud Expo New York Call for Papers Now Open

Early Bird Savings Cloud Expo Cloud computing is a game changer. The cloud is disrupting traditional software and hardware business models by disrupting how IT service gets delivered. Entrepreneurial opportunities abound as this classic disruptive technology begins to proliferate, so it is no surprise that SYS-CON's industry-leading International Cloud Expo is going from strength to strength. The 5th International Cloud Expo, to be held April 19-21, 2010, at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York, NY, announces that its Call for Papers is fast approaching. Topics on which submission are welcome include all aspects of providing or using massively scalable IT-related capabilities as a service using Internet technologies (see suggested examples below). Help plant your flag in the fast-expanding business opportunity that is The Cloud: submit your speaking propos... (more)

CIA was Headed to an Enterprise Cloud All Along: Jill Tummler Singer

Cloud Computing on Ulitzer "I believe commercial solutions - whether its Google’s cloud or Amazon’s web services - may be perfect for many companies. But some corporations and government agencies are not going to be comfortable outsourcing their information and services to the Internet-based cloud," said Jill Tummler Singer, Deputy CIO of the Central Intelligence Agency, on Tuesday, at SYS-CON's 1st Annual GovIT Expo, in the event's opening keynote. "For agencies like mine," Singer (pictured below) continued,  "and for many corporations, keeping such precious gems in our own possession is a foregone conclusion." Jill Tummler Singer keynoting at 1st Annual GovIT Conference & Expo, Oct. 6 The answer, for the CIA at least, is what Singer calls Enterprise Cloud Computing. Enterprise Cloud Computing as defined by Singer is behind the firewall and contained within a business... (more)

Virtualization Expo New York Call for Papers to Expire January 15, 2010

Virtualization Expo on Ulitzer Virtualization cuts across just about all that you might find in the today's data center: to one degree or another, clients, servers, applications, storage systems, data networks, and security can all now be virtualized. . By compressing multiple workloads onto a single physical server, Virtualization enables data centers to save tremendous amounts of money on hardware, power, cooling and floor space. For small and midsized enterprises, Virtualization can also help data centers tap into levels of fault tolerance previously enjoyed only by huge organizations. And chief executives are discovering that Virtualization has the potential not only to improve the balance sheet, but also to strengthen competitive advantage and put a shine on the corporate brand. Designing and managing IT environments independently from physical limitations is... (more)

Opalis to Help Microsoft to Deliver Cloud Computing

Opalis Session at Cloud Expo Cloud Computng Expo - Altosoft, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner and the leading provider of process-aware business intelligence solutions, announced that it agreed to offer existing Opalis customers direct access to its Insight Dashboard for Opalis to provide uninterrupted access to its products following the acquisition of Opalis by Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT). Altosoft also announced Insight BSM Analytics for Microsoft System Center, an IT process aware intelligent analytics offering for Microsoft System Center. The three-day event will attract more than 5,000 delegates from 48 countries and over 120 sponsors on 70,000 sq ft show floor "Altosoft is honored to take over the responsibility to provide a dashboard to Opalis customers following the acquisition by Microsoft," said Scott Opitz, CEO of Altosoft Corporation. "In addition, we are ... (more)

The Top 250 Players in the Cloud Computing Ecosystem

In the run-up to the next Cloud Expo, 7th Cloud Expo (November 1–4, 2010) being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Silicon Valley, it's time to give my earlier list a complete overhaul. Here, accordingly, is an expanded list of the most active players in the Cloud Ecosystem. I have increased it from the 'mere' 150 I identified back in January of this year, to 250, testimony – as if any were needed! – to the fierce and continuing growth of the "Elastic IT" paradigm throughout the world of enterprise computing. Editorial note: The words in quotation marks used to describe the various services and solutions in this round-up are in every case taken from the Web sites of the companies themselves. Omissions to this Top 250 list should be sent to me via Twitter (twitter.com/jg21) and I will endeavor to include them in any future revision of this newly expanded rou... (more)

Twitter, Cloud Computing, and Steve Jobs

An unapologetically random reprise of yesterday's Twitterstream in and among the executives, commentators, and other stakeholders in the Cloud Computing ecosystem...please let me know via @jg21 about more good ones I may have missed. Krishnan Subramanian - Industry Analyst covering Cloud Computing & Open Source @krishnan Sad end to the day apple.com/stevejobs/ #rip #loss4techworld Alex Williams - Editor at SiliconAngle @alexwilliams Forget about Ellison and @Benioff spats. Steve Jobs is dead. Jobs: Once a tech king - now a tech God. Rich Wolski - Co-Founder & CTO. Eucalyptus Systems @richwolski Damn. Steve Jobs has passed. I'm glad to have been alive during his time. Ben Kepes - Tech analyst, commentator and evangelist @benkepes Fuck... Steve Jobs. We all salute you Wade Roush - Chief correspondent, Xconomy @wroush Deeply, deeply saddened by the news of Steve Jobs' deat... (more)

Cloud Expo New York: Big Data, Colocation and the Cloud

Cloud Expo New York $500 Savings here! As more enterprises are adopting clouds, the nature of cloud computing is changing. Previously, clouds were used to test applications or for non-mission critical applications. Today, enterprises are using clouds for cost-saving advantages and launching more mission critical applications that have defined performance needs. In his session at the 10th International Cloud Expo, Joe Weinman, SVP of Cloud Services & Strategy at Telx, will discuss how distributed computing has many advantages. It would allow organizations to have a cloud at various data centers instead of one cloud at one datacenter. Costs are reduced significantly since one big Internet pipe is not needed. Explore Cloud Expo Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities ! Speaker Bio: Joe Weinman is responsible for leading Telx's fast-growing cloud services business developm... (more)

Best Buy’s Scandal is Sex Of Course

Best Buy CEO and onetime salesman Brian Dunn, 51 and married, is out because, like HP CEO Mark Hurd, he may have used company “assets” to pay for a relationship with a 29-year-old female subordinate. So say the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Best Buy’s hometown newspaper the Minneapolis Star Tribune. The Star Tribune said it involved “multiple complaints” of inappropriate behavior with the employee. The Hurd allegation hasn’t be proved. Best Buy reportedly won’t talk about its board’s investigation into Dunn’s behavior. It did say it will talk when its audit committee’s probe is done and then “appropriate action will be taken.” The committee has reportedly got a “high-powered legal” team working on the situation. Former Best Buy CEO Bradbury Anderson said the investigation couldn’t have come at a worse time given the company’s competitive challenges. Best Buy, ... (more)

10th International Cloud Expo | Cloud Expo New York – Photo Album

10th International Cloud Expo, held on June 11-14, 2012 at the Javits Center in New York City, featured four content-packed days with a rich array of sessions about the business and technical value of cloud computing led by exceptional speakers from every sector of the cloud computing ecosystem. The Cloud Expo series is the fastest-growing Enterprise IT event in the past 10 years, devoted to every aspect of delivering massively scalable enterprise IT as a service. We invite you to enjoy our photo album of the show - we'll be adding new images all week. ... (more)